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Poster: IPTV Date: Sep 8, 2005 5:19am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: everyone qualifies for Open Source Movies

I suggest voluntary (and perhaps moderated) categorization. I wish I had a better suggestion and I'll certainly offer it if I dream one up. I've been "curmudgening" about this situation a lot lately -- the current state of affairs borders on "video spamming" -- and had been intending to write when I ran across this thread today. My own stuff could be considered boring and of little interest to most people, but in my opinion the material I have submitted or intend to is socially, historically or SOMEHOW useful material. Useful is, of course, another one of those subjective terms. And categories might be difficult to establish and difficult-to-impossible to police. Looking to eBay as a model, the category structure has evolved over time, sometimes to my liking and sometimes not, but it does offer a pretty good alternative to a keyword "search", which is all Open Source Movies seems to have right now. Real "spammers" or anarchists may choose to disregard this category structure, but I believe it's worth a shot.

I came in through discovering the Prelinger Archives. What a treasure chest! Open Source offers to the future of media archiving what Prelinger offers in the rear view mirror. I sing your praises everywhere. I refer to this grand project as the beginning of the next wave. I don't know where it's going, but I know it's going fast, and it's already bigger than I ever could have imagined. It's already well established, and yet it's still pretty much beneath everyone's radar. Unless it continues to get clogged with useless drek (again, subjective, but gee, take a look at some of the crap people have chosen to post and I suspect there'd be general agreement on this point), Open Source Movies will be the first implementation of one of the most empowering evolutions in media history. I can't thank you enough for what you've already done, and I can't wait to see where this all will go (crossing my fingers tightly that it's going to go well!)